BOSTON (AP) -One of the game's most beloved ambassadors, Buck O'Neil was posthumously honored Wednesday by the Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award named in his memory.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was on hand for the announcement at Fenway Park before the World Series opener between Colorado and Boston.
O'Neil, a Negro Leagues star and the first black coach in the majors, fell two votes shy of induction into the Hall of Fame during a special election in February 2006. He died last October at age 94.
A statue of O'Neil will be erected inside the museum, and the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a worthy recipient no more than every three years.
``His impact on the game has been enormous,'' Selig said. ``He's now in Cooperstown where he belongs.''

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Possible 2018 World Series Matchups There are odds available for 2018 MLB World Series possible matchups and a Los Angeles Dodgers versus New York Yankees clash has the best...
Thumbnail Updated AL Pennant Odds After acquiring Giancarlo Stanton, are the New York Yankees the team to beat in the American League this season? Here is what oddsmakers say.

MLB Team Pages